The Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) elected a new chief administrator and treasurer for the Fall of 2022 March 30.
For chief administrator, the candidates were Jessea Vaughn, Jimmy Mitchell, and Clarissa Carrigan.
Mitchell was voted in with a majority of 19 votes, while Carrigan received 12, and Vaughn 2.
Mitchell is a junior philosophy major who joined the senate in February.
Mitchell is currently the vice president of the Spanish club and the communications for Ball State’s Business Professionals of America chapter, residence assistant at Thomas J. Kinghorn Hall and a seasonal food and beverage manager at Holiday World Splashin’ Safari.
“I have a mission that I want to create new connections between SGA and other departments and organizations at Ball State,” Mitchell said
He also said he was on board with helping SGA in promoting sexual assault awarenes. One way was by promoting angel shots at local bars.
Ozzie Kazarian and Mamed Ramazanli ran for the position of treasurer.
Ramazanli won with 21 votes, while Kazarian received 13 votes
Ramazanli is a junior political science and economics major and is currently the president of the Ball State global studies association.
He plans on focusing on environmental awareness, promoting diversity and budget accuracy. He’s currently interested in getting involved with the community garden, Charlie’s Charter and limiting plastic waste.
SGA passed a budget request for an upcoming Easter egg hunt on April 19. The Easter egg hunt will have 750 eggs for participating students to find as well as three golden eggs for a special prize.
The SGA also passed two amendments.
The first amendment was for creating an appeals process for “protected organizations”. The amendment had previously failed March 16. However, after being reintroduced last week, March 23, and voted on the amendment passed.
The second amendment that would change the time frame for the president Pro-Tempore nominations would be voted on in the next meeting on April 6.